In the world of online gaming, matchmaking means the process which allows players to make teams and play against another team together. League of Legends is a game where you can play solo, cup and also in a team. That’s when matchmaking is needed. The game uses many techniques to match you with the player of your same level to ensure a fair game. Today we’ll learn more about the matchmaking process of League of Legends.
What Is Matchmaking
Before going further, we should know about the whole concept of matchmaking first. Matchmaking gives players the chance to get into a game easily. Solo players or teams search for a game and the system matches them with other similar players. Once an appropriate number of players are found, the match is made and the game starts. Basically, the whole matchmaking process is done by the system.
How The System Is As A Matchmaker
Since we are talking about League Of Legends, we’ll use that as an example. The LoL system estimates how good of a player is based on the kill count of a player. Not only that, the system analyses the players gameplay data and records whom the player defeats and to whom the player is defeated. The system tries to make matches where the chances of the player’s victory has a 50/50 chance. It also keeps in data that pre-made teams are an advantage. That’s why it gives pre-made teams tougher opponents. Riot Games Inc. uses some programs and formulas in order to make the premade teams vs solo players game a fair one.
League of Legends’ matchmaking is mostly determined by their Matchmaking Rating or MMR.
What Is MMR
MMR is a number that Riot Inc. uses to determine a player’s skill. When it comes to matchmaking, it determines the skill of a player’s opponents. Every player’s MMR starts at the same point when they play in a queue for the first time. The process is simple. Your MMR goes up when you win and it goes down when you lose. When looking for games to put you in, the system will look for other players whose points are close to yours.
The system analyses your gameplay data and understands what kind of player you are. The system’s main focus is to place you in games with players with similar MMR. The game, League of Legends, tries to create matches where the teams have a 50% chance of winning. They try to make your gameplay as fair as possible.
What’s The Main Objective
League’s matchmaking system tries to balance three things in a game-
The system makes sure that each team is made with the players of the same skill.
You get to play any position you want to play. In LoL, there are-
- Top Laner
- Mid Laner
- AD Carry and
Fast queue times
The time spent queuing a team is made as short as possible. However, the system also considers factors like-
- Matches played during low-activity times of the day. At that time, matchmaking according to the exact same MMR can be tough.
- Parties of players with very different MMRs. Sometimes maintaining MMR while matchmaking can be really hard.
- A shortage of one or more positions. Sometimes resulting in one or more players being autofilled.
Matchmaking is an essential part of the league of legends. It would be best if you chose a practical guy who is concern about it like you. If both of you are similar, playing games will be awesome.
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